Here is our guy, Seahawks 2012 1st round draft pick (15th overall selection.) Bruce Irvin, word is he has a shady past, lots of red flags… but I cant help but be totally excited after watching some of this guys highlights. Mike Mayock says he is the most explosive pass rusher in the draft… and this video backs it up! Draft experts seem to be split on this guy, while some feel he was a late 2nd rounder, other league sources have reported Irvin was in the Top 15 of at least 7 teams draft boards. I like this guys speed (4.4 40 yard dash) and think he is the perfect hybrid “leo” pass rusher, that Pete Carroll talks about needing. He may not be a good fit for some teams, so I can understand the critics, but for what the Hawks were after he is absolutely perfect. He has good size to go with that speed, (6’3″ 245lbs.) The thing is you can’t try to compare this guy to a traditional defensive end or outside linebacker, this cat is his own thing… he will be a difference maker. Also, it is important that we originally had the 12th overall pick and traded it to the Eagles for the 15th overall plus a 4th round and 6th round draft choice. Thats a pretty good return for moving down a few spots mid round. What do you guys think of this pick?
- Seahawks Draft Chat (nwsportsjunkies.com)